Are you a shooting coach? An instructor? Then you can help the Boy Scouts next July in Mount Hope
Kansas City area Scout shows off his cherished souvenir at Camp Thunder - shotgun shells with the Jamboree logo. (Photo by Philip Schreier)
The 2013 Boy Scout Jamboree is right around the corner. Taking place at the brand new High Adventure Base just outside of Mount Hope, West Virginia, it appears they are in need. In need of coaches and instructors.
"We were contacted by officials from the Boy Scouts of America," said NRA Education & Training Director Bill Poole. "They are looking for USA Archery Level 1 Instructors, NRA Certified Instructors and Certified NRA Coaches to run what they tell me is the largest youth shooting sports event ever held in West Virginia."
Here's a bit from their formal announcement:
Shooting Sports promises to be a sensational section at the Jamboree as thousands of Boy Scouts and Venturers will experience numerous shooting sports activities.
Archery will offer three different areas including a 3-D course; Shotgun shooting will include Sporting Clays, Compak Clays and Trap decks; Rifle shooting will offer smallbore and high-power with state of the art electronic scoring. And for the first time in Jamboree history, Scouts will be able to experience Pistol shooting with twenty electronic stations and Steel Challenge!
There will be an Airsoft Hogan's Town and Airsoft Jungle course with the youth shooting at reactive targets as they walk through.
Volunteer as Shooting Sports Staff and share your enthusiasm for shooting wtih boy Scouts and Venturers from across the United States including many other countries. This is your chance to help BSA reach more youth than ever before!
Sounds pretty cool, aye? But I bet a few of you have another question. You know how to shoot, how to coach and how to teach but you're not certified. Well then get certified! Contact your local council shooting sports chairman, shoot sports director, or Connie Elliott at (419) 340-8022 or
To find get more information on the 2013 Boy Scout Jamboree, visit their website at summit.scouting.org. And should your interest be piqued, you can get a look at the various shooting ranges here.